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Faculty and trainees represent UNM Department of Pathology at annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting in San Diego

January 11, 2016 - Department of Pathology

Four trainees presented their work at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology. Chelsea Saito Reis (Ph.D. student, Gillette lab) and Christopher Medina (B.A./M.D. student, Bearer lab) were selected to give oral presentations: in the ‘Health and Disease’ microsymposium and in the ‘Real World Biology’ minisymposium, respectively. Medina received an ASCB Minority Affairs Travel Award. Christina Termini (Ph.D. student, Gillette lab) and Dr. Tess Shideler (post-doctoral fellow, Wandinger-Ness lab) gave poster presentations. Attending Pathology Faculty members Dr. Elaine Bearer, Dr. Tione Buranda, Dr. Jennifer Gillette, Dr. Diane Lidke and Dr. Angela Wandinger-Ness supported trainee presentations and further represented the Department. Bearer attended the society business meeting and discussed results from the Survey and plans for the future. Buranda presented a poster on integrin-mediated Hantavirus entry. Lidke is a new member of the Molecular Biology of the Cell editorial board and will serve as one of the editors for a special volume on quantitative biology. Wandinger-Ness led the Women in Cell Biology’s Mentoring Theater featuring three skits related to the theme of Embracing Diversity to Enhance Creativity with Chelsea Saito Reis as one of the Thespians.